Trump has strange theories about physical exercise



Donald Trump may have glaring shortcomings as chief executive of the federal government, but what about his claim to expertise regarding matters of human biology?

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump doesn’t  go much for physical exercise “

Rachael Rettner of the Post says experts think Trump’s argument “is 

The president’s peculiar views on exercise were mentioned in a New Yorker article this month and in a biography published last year, which said that  Trump mostly gave up athletics after college because he “believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted.”

Experts say that exercise does, in fact, deplete stores of glucose, glycogen and fats from the body’s tissues, but these fuels are restored when a person eats. Trump has nothing against eating, as photos of his ample girth will attest.

The article in the post offers no definitive explanation of where or how Trump came upon his weird theory regarding exercise. Perhaps he got it from the same people  who told him that global warming is a fiendish falsehood invented by the Chinese.

Maybe Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will recruit the president to offer lectures in schools about the potential evils of exercise. Too many kids seem to think that physical activity is good for the human body.

But that would fly in the face of propaganda peddled by another branch of the government Trump now heads. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity such as brisk walking per week.

Reporters should seek to clear up these contradictions. I would love to see Sean Spicer try to explain the situation.



  1. Steverino

    His beliefs regarding human body exercise are consistent with the bizarro world in which he and his cabinet members live in. This of course could change once he’s given a sledge hammer and told to pound rock. One can only hope.

  2. Cindy Dollarhide

    He has already done his best to undo Michelle Obama’s accomplishments in getting healthier food choices in schools. With this new revelation that exercise only zaps our life forces, we should immediately stop all extracurricularar sports in schools.We do want our youth to graduate malnourished and flabby. Lord, deliver us from this idiot.

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